Law Week 2018 Justice Journeys

Justice Journeys

Justice Journeys was a three year program running 2016–2018, providing Queensland students with the opportunity to spend time in a variety of roles across the justice sector and to share their experience.

Their Justice Journeys ─ along with profiles from those in the justice sector ─ were shared in a range of creative formats, Here are a select few for you to look back on.

Student experiences


Binuri’s placement, ‘Protecting Vulnerable Queenslanders’ took her to Legal Aid, the Office of the Public Guardian, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Public Trustee.

Christine and Alexandra

Christine and Alexandra spent an evening at the Channel Seven Studio, experiencing first hand the supervision of a Gold Lotto draw.


Georgia spent a week attending a Mediation Skills Level 1 course.


Madison spent the day with the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Mark and Michael

A fascinating Justice Journey learning about diversionary courts and therapeutic justice.


Got the unique opportunity to spend time with those who lead Queensland justice.

Peter and Quinnie

Peter and Quinnie spent their day at the Roma Courthouse.


Going behind the wire with Queensland Corrective Services.


Sam had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel between Townsville and Palm Island and job shadow a Specialist Domestic Violence Magistrate.


William saw ‘two worlds’ of the youth justice system.

Staff profiles

Child protection duty lawyer

Legal Aid Queensland's child protection duty lawyers are at the frontline - navigating the highly complex and often emotionally-charged child protection legal system.

Custodial correctional officer

Hear from three academy trainees about their journey to becoming Custodial Correctional Officers. Nola also shares her perspective on her unique job in the Queensland Corrective Services in the Princess Alexandra Hospital Secure Unit in Brisbane.

Detective Senior Constable Deborah Wilson

Looking at crime in the cold light of yesterday.

Fiona Fraser

Having worked in numerous positions at Blue Card Services for 10 years, A/Director of the Blue Card Projects Team, Fiona Fraser, shares her experience and what you may be surprised to learn about Blue Card.

Gaye O'Sullivan

Gaye O'Sullivan is the Manager of the Cherbourg Youth Justice Centre where every day is different.

Justice Colin Forrest

What makes a Justice tick?

Leigh Krenske

A statewide view of the criminal justice system.

Magistrate Stephen Courtney

A former police officer, barrister and Crown Prosecutor.

Peter Shields

Parole Board Queensland’s Deputy President Peter Shields outlines the changes being made to Queensland’s parole system and shares his own justice journey.

QCS dog squad

Find out what it takes to become a Dog Squad handler with Queensland Corrections

Science based policing

A Forensic Ballistic Officer and a Scientific Officer based in Cairns, learn about the unique job roles at the Queensland Police Service.

Terence Stedman

An interesting Journey to say the least….plumber, correctional officer solicitor and guardian of the less fortunate.

Terry Ryan

Terry Ryan’s fascinating professional journey to become state coroner in 2013 spans more than 32 years. It all started with a degree in social work from the University of Queensland in 1983.

The road to Magistry

Wonder what it takes to become a Magistrate? Hear from Magistrate McLennan and Magistrate Sarra about their road to Magistry.